Alaska State Troopers release name of pilot injured in small plane crash near Cook Inlet

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a pilot who was among two people injured in a small plane crash on the west side of Cook Inlet.

KTUU ( says 55-year-old Brad Adams of Soldotna sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries in the crash Thursday across the inlet from Nikiski.

Troopers have not released the name of the only passenger, a 16-year-old boy who sustained minor injuries.

Troopers say Adams was flying a Piper PA-18 Super Cub owned by Alaska West Air, based in Nikiski. According to troopers, the company responded in a helicopter, and the pilot and teen were flown to a Soldotna Hospital.

The 16-year-old boy was treated and released.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating and says preliminary information indicates a loss of engine power.

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